Today I want to share one final health tip, something that's been a big part of my life for the past 2 years....Running!!!
|Columbia Gorge Marathon!|
But here is the thing...you got to get off the couch and get moving if you want to be healthy! Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. Running (or whatever you choose to get moving) is going to change your life! It's not going to be fun...initially. In fact, it's going to be ALOT of work. But keep at it, don't give up, set small goals, do it with a friend so you have accountability, and you are going to be amazed with the results!!
There are so many benefits to running: lose weight, tone muscles, healthy heart, reduce stress, improve mood, burn calories, get outside and enjoy nature, helps fight anxiety/depression, gives you more energy, helps prevent high blood pressure, overall mental health, joint strength & stability, better sleep, develop new friendships, and be able to set personal goals and have satisfaction in accomplishing them. And remember it doesn't matter how fast or slow you go, you are not in competition with anyone but yourself!
So moving onto week 6 of the Candida Cleanse....
Honestly, 6 weeks or longer is a long time to do any kind of a strict cleanse. In the midst of this cleanse I have found myself facing a very stressful situation in my life that is entirely out of my control. I have contemplated multiple times giving up on this cleanse but have kept pressing on...determined to see this through. However, I made a decision today that it's in my best interest that I do not continue to the full extent at this time. I will continue with the anti-fungal supplements & probiotics but am going to give myself a little grace in the area of diet. I have tremendous peace about this decision. Does this mean I go back to old habits? Nope! I am committed to incorporating all that I have learned into my daily diet...with a little allowance for some things I haven't been consuming on the cleanse!
I feel incredibly proud of all the discipline and determination I have exemplified for the past 42 days. Even beyond this past 6 weeks, this entire past year, has brought about an immense amount of life changing knowledge. I made a decision to not just settle for having adult acne, digestive issues, headaches, fatigue, and anxiety but to be proactive with my health, get to the root issues going on inside my body, and find healing. In fact, I have been so inspired by my own journey to health over the past year, that I hope to someday (sooner than later) become a certified holistic nutritional consultant! I am currently looking into several distance learning programs and praying to see if this is what the Lord has for my life.
I hope my decision to end the cleanse prematurely does not deter anyone from doing this cleanse if you feel that this is something you need to do. It's a huge commitment and takes a lot of will power and focus...but is worth the sacrifice as you gain back your health and learn so much beneficial information.
Blessings to each of you who have taken the time to read through this blog series!
Here are the links if you missed my previous posts for the Candida Cleanse series: Intro, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5.
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